An episode of "The Colgate Comedy Hour", one of the more expensive variety-series of the earliest days of television's growing popularity. Guests in this episode are: Donald O'Connor, Kay Starr, and Ben Blue. Complete with commercials, and a funny sketch spoofing tin-pan-alley songwriting.
May 20, 2012 Subject:
Episode 2.23 (The Colgate Comedy Hour).
Season 2, episode 23.
Original air date: 3 February 1952.
Cast: Donald O`Connor (Host/ Performer), Corinne Calvet (Sketch Actress), Kay Starr (Singer), Ben Blue (Sketch Actor), Gwen Carter (Sketch Actress), Sid Miller (Songwriter), Frank Nelson (Mailman), Scatman Crothers (Sketch Actor), Donna O`Connor, Bobbi Martin (Sketch Actress), Sid Slate (Sketch Actor), Jimmy Cross (Sketch Actor) and Marie Cochran (Sketch Actress).
Frank Sinatra was scheduled to appear on the program, but had to bow out at the last minute due to a bad cold.
October 31, 2009 Subject:
I Am Biased
As the uploader I am extremely biased. However, my favourite moments included the spoof of songwriting. Really funny.
As you'd expect some parts fall-flat, being live TV. Still, I'd take this over "insert show here" anyday.